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Die Hard

Directed by

John McTiernan

Starring

Actor
Character
John McClane
Holly Gennaro McClane
Hans Gruber
Reginald VelJohnson
Sgt. Al Powell
Paul Gleason
Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
William Atherton
Richard Thornburg
Hart Bochner
Harry Ellis
James Shigeta
Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi
Alexander Godunov
Karl
Bruno Doyon
Franco
Devoreaux White
Argyle
Andreas Wisniewski
Tony
Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Theo
Joey Plewa
Alexander
Lorenzo Caccialanza
Marco
Gerard Bonn
Kristoff
Dennis Hayden
Eddie
Al Leong
Uli
Gary Roberts
Heinrich
Hans Buhringer
Fritz
Wilhelm von Homburg
James
Robert Davi
FBI Special Agent Big Johnson
Grand L. Bush
FBI Agent Little Johnson
Bill Marcus
City Engineer
Rick Ducommun
Walt, City Worker
Matt Landers
Capt. Mitchell
Carmine Zozzora
Rivers
Dustyn Taylor
Ginny
George Christy
Dr. Hasseldorf
Anthony Peck
Young Cop
Cheryl Baker
Woman
Richard Parker
Man
David Ursin
Harvey Johnson
Mary Ellen Trainor
Gail Wallens
Diana James
Police Supervisor
Shelley Pogoda
Dispatcher
Selma Archerd
Hostage
Scot Bennett
Hostage
Rebecca Broussard
Hostage
Kate Finlayson
Hostage
Shanna Higgins
Hostage
Kym Malin
Hostage
Taylor Fry
Lucy McClane
Noah Land
John McClane Jr.
Betty Carvalho
Paulina
Kip Waldo
Convenience Store Clerk
Mark Goldstein
Station Manager
Tracy Reiner
Thornburg's Assistant
Rick Cicetti
Guard
Fred Lerner
Guard
Bill Margolin
Producer
Bob Jennings
Cameraman
Bruce P. Schultz
Cameraman
David Katz
Soundman
Robert Lesser
Businessman
Stella Hall
Stewardess
Terri Lynn Doss
Girl at Airport
Jon E. Greene
Boy at Airport
P. Randall Bowers
Kissing Man
Michele Laybourn
Girl in Window
Rick Bross
Cameraman
Conrad Hurtt
Swat
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
Police Officer
Charlie Picerni
Gary Pinkston
Hostage
Chuck Riley
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer
Stan Rodarte
Gas Station Customer
Mark Winn
Police Detective
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1989
 132 minutes (2 hrs 12 mins)
UK release date Released: 3rd February 1989
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date Released: 20th July 1988
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£3,113,074
1850
Die Hard
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US total gross
$83,844,093
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 14

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£1,219,785
£1,219,785
2
£721,766
£1,941,551
3
£427,080
£2,368,631
4
£252,710
£2,621,341
7
£149,533
£2,770,874
9
£88,481
£2,859,355
10
£52,356
£2,911,711
11
£30,980
£2,942,691
13
£18,331
£2,961,022
12
£10,847
£2,971,869
15
£86,628
£3,058,497
9
£16,980
£3,075,477
13
£22,884
£3,098,361
12
£14,713
£3,113,074
Box Office Gross Flow
£
1.2M
721.8K
427.1K
252.7K
149.5K

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With the English box office still MIA and the UK box office relying on Scotland and Wales for a life line what movies were hitting the box office over the last 30 years?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and directed by Paul Feig

Top total grossing and longest run:
Joker which had taken £56.1 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

No. 1 movie:
Spectre which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £77.6 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Lady In The Van directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
The Martian which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and directed by David Yates

Longest run:
The Social Network which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Despicable Me which had taken £19.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and directed by Mike Newell

Longest run:
Kinky Boots which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had taken £31.2 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No.1 movie:
What Lies Beneath which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

Highest debut:
Little Nicky directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Patricia Arquette which entered the box office at number 3.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £14.9 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No.1 movie:
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
A Walk In The Clouds directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon which entered the box office at number 2.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Batman Forever which had taken £21.4 Million over 18 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Darkman starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand and directed by Sam Raimi

Longest run:
Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Ghost which had taken £22.9 Million after 7 weeks of release.

What were the big movies hitting the UK box office over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No. 1 movie:
Joker which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £46.7 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Terminator: Dark Fate directed by Tim Miller and starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Downton Abbey which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Five years ago (2015)

No.1 movie:
Hotel Transylvania 2 which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension directed by Gregory Plotkin and starring Chris J. Murray and Brit Shaw which entered the box office at number 3.

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Minions which had taken £46.7 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Paranormal Activity 2 starring David Bierend and Brian Boland and directed by Tod Williams

No. 1 and top total grossing:
The Other Guys which had taken £8 Million over 6 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 movie:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had been at the top for 2 weeks and with a total gross of £16.7 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Nanny Mcphee directed by Kirk Jones and starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Pride And Prejudice which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No. 1 and highest debut:
What Lies Beneath starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Katharine Towne and directed by Robert Zemeckis

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Snatch which had taken £12.1 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Nine Months starring Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore and directed by Chris Columbus

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Batman Forever which had taken £20.7 Million over 14 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 movie:
Ghost which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £21.1 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was IT Chapter Two starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy and directed by Andy Muschietti

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 27 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £73.1 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

The number one film was Straight Outta Compton which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was No Escape directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 36 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Inside Out which had taken £36 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was The Last Exorcism starring Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell and directed by Daniel Stamm

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Avatar which had taken £93.4 Million over 18 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was The 40 Year Old Virgin starring Steve Carell and Catherine Keener and directed by Judd Apatow

The film with the longest run was Wedding Crashers which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £35 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Snatch starring Jason Statham and Stephen Graham and directed by Guy Ritchie

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £30.5 Million over 17 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was Die Hard With A Vengeance which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The City Of Lost Children directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman and Daniel Emilfork which entered the box office at number 9.

The film with the longest run was Bad Boys which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £18.1 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Memphis Belle starring Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz and directed by Michael Caton-Jones

The film with the longest run was Dick Tracy which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Days Of Thunder which had taken £8 Million after 7 weeks of release.

What were the big movies hitting the UK box office over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

The number one film was Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Informer directed by Andrea Di Stefano and starring Ana de Armas and Rosamund Pike which entered the box office at number 10.

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 26 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £71.7 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Straight Outta Compton starring O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins and directed by F. Gary Gray

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 35 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £45.2 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Grown Ups starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James and directed by Dennis Dugan

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Avatar which had taken £92.8 Million over 17 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was The Dukes Of Hazzard starring Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar

The film with the longest run was War Of The Worlds which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £33.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was X-Men which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Shanghai Noon directed by Tom Dey and starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson which entered the box office at number 2.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £30.3 Million over 16 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was Waterworld which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was While You Were Sleeping directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Bad Boys which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £17.5 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

The top new film of the week was White Hunter Black Heart directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Fahey which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Dick Tracy which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Days Of Thunder which had taken £7.6 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman and directed by Ric Roman Waugh

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 25 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £69.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Paper Towns starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne and directed by Jake Schreier

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 34 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £44.2 Million after 9 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was The Expendables starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham and directed by Sylvester Stallone

The film with the longest run was Inception which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 3 which had taken £61.7 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

The number one film was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had been at the top for 4 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Bewitched directed by Nora Ephron and starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell which entered the box office at number 2.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was War Of The Worlds which had taken £30.1 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was X-Men starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart and directed by Bryan Singer

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £30.1 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Die Hard With A Vengeance starring Bruce Willis and Jeremy Irons and directed by John McTiernan

The film with the longest run was The Brady Bunch Movie which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £16.6 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Wild At Heart directed by David Lynch and starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.2 Million over 13 weeks of release.